2019 Breeders Cup Classic Trifecta, Superfecta & Exacta Picks

Posted by Derrick Harper on October 29, 2019 in

The Breeders Cup weekend is upon us, and will converge upon Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California. There will be 14 races on Friday and Saturday, with the Breeder’s Cup Classic being the 14th and final race of the weekend. Over the 14 races, there will be over $30 million in purses and rewards.

The $6 million Longines Breeders Cup Classic will be the highlight of the weekend’s events. With 11 horses vying for the Breeders Cup Classic, this is one of the most competitive fields in the history of the race. There is no one dominant horse, and there are any number of horses who could come out on top.

When it comes to horse racing, there is always a ton of betting action. Although this isn’t a Triple Crown race, this is one of the most bet on races in horse racing. Here are our picks for the winner, trifecta, superfecta, and exacta.

2019 Breeders Cup Classic Trifecta, Superfecta & Exacta Picks

Winner

We’re going to go out on a limb and choose Yoshida at 8-1  to win the Breeders Cup Classic. Even though Yoshida is winless in his last six starts, he has still raced well. He will be ridden by the greatest rider in Breeder’s Cup history, “Big Money” Mike Smith. Smith has won the Classic on four different occasions.

Smith doesn’t have much history with Yoshida, but Smith does know how to win the Breeder’s Cup. He’s going to bring his magic to Yoshida, and push him to the top of the horse racing world.

Exacta

After Yoshida, we’re going to go with Vino Rosso. At 4-1 odds, Vino Rosso is near the top of the betting board.

If it wasn’t for being disqualified in the Jockey Club Gold Cup for bumping Code of Honor, he would’ve won three of his five starts this season. He has had a great 2019, and he’ll continue to race well at Santa Anita.

Trifecta

After Yoshida and Vino Rosso, we’re predicting that Bob Baffert’s McKinzie will finish third. McKinzie has been fairly consistent this season. Other than a 12th place finish at the Breeder’s Cup Classic last year, McKinzie has finished first or second in his 12 other starts.

At 3-1, McKinzie has the best odds to win. We’ll see if he’s up to the competition, or if he just goes into cruise control and doesn’t quite have enough juice to overtake the leaders.

Superfecta

After Yoshida, Vino Rosso, and McKinzie, we are going to predict that Code of Honor will take 4th place. Code of Honor has raced well on 1 ¼ mile tracks. Code of Honor is known as a closer. We’re just not sure that he’ll be able to overtake the other horses that will be at the top of the field.

Hall of Famer Javier Velazquez will be riding Code of Honor. Velazquez has never won the Breeders Cup Classic, so he’ll be fighting to win his first. We just don’t think that he’ll have enough.